Fight Breast Cancer with the Gene Machine
Thank you for a great Tiger Giving Day. Visit our website to learn more about the Gene Machine and follow our progress across Alabama on our Facebook page.
The Gene Machine is part of the AU Research Initiative in Cancer, and it is centered on one simple concept: when it comes to breast cancer, genetic testing saves lives.
You might have heard of the “breast cancer genes” – BRCA1 and BRCA2. Women who have these genes can have an up to 85 percent lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. For families with a history of losing loved ones to this disease, getting tested and understanding risk can be crucial in making healthy decisions.
Because much of Alabama is medically underserved, the Gene Machine brings cutting edge research-based genetic testing to communities all across the state, and has partnered with a number of local organizations, particularly breast cancer support groups, who help meet and educate survivors and their family members. Additionally, the Gene Machine Team connects participants to genetic counselors at UAB who can help them understand their test results and make decisions to support their continuing health.
Auburn experts have taken the Gene Machine to communities around the state, but there’s still a lot of ground to cover.
That’s where you come in.
The Gene Machine is designed to keep more of our sisters, daughters, wives, moms, and friends from falling victim to breast cancer, and you can keep it rolling.
You can keep this big pink bus rolling toward more knowledge and understanding about what genes cause breast cancer and better options for women at risk.
Your gift might even save a woman’s life.
Thank you for your support, and please be sure to share our project page with family and friends who want to join the fight against cancer.